Week of Action 2011 marked in Palestine

For the first time, Week of Action activities are taking place in Palestine. Women's groups held a meeting with the Palestinian Authority to discuss a project examining the links between guns, gender and domestic violence. Participants included the Palestinian Attorney General, women from the Palestinian Ministry of Women, Rural Women Development Society, Women's Center for Legal Aid and Counseling (WCLAC), Women's Studies Center and Palestinian Working Women Society for Development. Journalists from Ma'an News Network were also present. The main outcome of the meeting was identifying the need for an in-depth study on the links between guns, gender and domestic violence. The Attorney-General expressed enthusiasm and commitment to supporting the project which he said will help policy-making at official levels as well as in community-based interventions. An article about the event is available in Arabic here